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Special Issue "Biochar Role in Environmental Sustainability and Circular Economy"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Resources and Sustainable Utilization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2023) | Viewed by 385

Special Issue Editors

CNR-STIIMA, Italian National Research Council, Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing, Corso G. Pella 16, 13900 Biella, Italy
Interests: biopolymer; waste valorization; polymer synthesis and characterization; textile
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Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Via Pietro Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy
Interests: bio-derived polymers; green processes; polymers processing; carbon precursors; waste treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue comprises selected papers dealing with sustainable development and economic discussion regarding the theoretical and practical aspects of biochars. The environment and the sustainability of the world are being threatened by climate change. To pursue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach a "zero-waste society", a blocking pathway for the natural carbon cycle must be found. To achieve these goals, converting biomass to biochar can provide both environmental and health benefits. The conversion of end-products to biochar could facilitate zero-waste and the development of a circular economy. Biomass waste materials appropriate for biochar production include crop residues (both field residues and processing residues, such as nutshells, fruit pits, and bagasse); yard, food, and forestry wastes; and animal manures. The feedstock used for biochar production and the processing conditions mainly define the yield and quality of the final product, and therefore, the biochar applications. Thus, biochar has applications in many fields, such as agriculture and horticulture, construction and activated carbon.

The papers selected for this Special Issue were subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of the rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

Dr. Anastasia Anceschi
Dr. Claudio Cecone
Guest Editors

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • carbon
  • activated carbon
  • biochar
  • circular economy
  • green economy
  • renewable materials
  • waste treatment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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